Discussion in 'Classic Menswear' started by Mild Mannered, Sep 27, 2009.
This was just a standard order during the most recent sale.
I think I am a true 9.5 on the Brannock, but it probably depends on whether they check my size in the am or pm. I tend to wear 9.5E in the 5 last (dress), 9E (rough collection) and 9D (shell). Then again, I am more like 10D on the 1 and 7 last. Go figure...
Thank you, gentlemen, for your input. I actually happened to get two pairs of LWB and a pair of Indy from JCrew some time in July (though they just got delivered the other day) with the 25% off coupon than somehow worked for them. Fwiw, folks at my local JCrew store had no problem stacking a 15% teacher's discount on top, which sounds like a great deal. I originally got them in 9.5 but then I decided to also get size 9 to compare the fit. From what I am seeing, I probably need size 9.25 or maybe 9E to get the best fit.
what color are those? What color is the sole edge?
Speaking of bourbon lightening, raises a question I want to ask. I picked up some Daltons in "burnished chili" as a Web Gem a while back. Does anyone know if they started off as walnut as well?
I think it's important to consider the following.
The first time I ran anything over the shoes, and I'm talking about nothing more than a dry cloth, a bit of black came up. So, I think that initial loss is inevitable. Beyond that, I think very neutral creams preserve it reasonably well.
Perhaps they applied the same burnishing process to chili colored shoes, but I don't think they would call it burnished chili if it started as walnut.
Chili is definitely tanned in color. As TheSizzle said, they will add burnishing to some chili models, but the calfskin is tanned in that reddish/brown hue from the tannery.
To my knowledge, the current Bourbon line is the only example of AE taking one color and turning it into another by this method. Even their original Bourbon shoes that they used to make a few years ago were a true tannage.
That's interesting. It seems to vary based on size and material. I was looking at the Olive Suede and only D widths come up. Tan Suede has B, D, and EEE. I haven't seen AE do that before.
The Mojave definitely has a different shape than the Amok, which uses the 4-234 last. If they made an Amok on the 809, I would jump all over it. The Mojave looks good, but I don't think I can ever go back to crepe soles after finding how dirty they get.
Any advice on how to know when a 25% coupon will work?
Trial and error I believe...
No idea, really. I am just following the Alden thread on SF to get some insights. From what I understand, it has been one of the very rare occasions--possible a website error--that the coupon actually worked on the Aldens.
Gotcha. I have a hard enough time keeping up with this thread. That one is pretty insane.
Anyway, read in good health, step-second-nephew-in-law-thrice-removed...
Hey guys, does AE usually have a Thanksgiving/Holiday sale?
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